I was curious about the views of the many very experienced network people here on the use of "IP" for "IP address".
Obviously it follows the very common English mechanism where adjective-noun is shortened to adjective when frequently used: "laptop computer" to "laptop", "Hoover vacuum cleaner" to "Hoover" (much to the chagrin of intellectual property lawyers), and has a certain familiarity ("best friend" to "bestie", "hometown boy" to "homeboy" to "Homie"). Wikipedia editors commonly use "IP" for "IP address user" (ie identified by IP address rather than username).
How many experienced engineers use "IP" to mean address? I confess it still jars a little and makes me ask every time if someone means address, and was wondering if I should stop sticking my heels in and accept it as what they meant? (per Cratylus, or perhaps Humpty Dumpty.)